Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 3 & Sun 4 March

10 - Disney Classics Film Festival

The old school Disney classics are coming to the big screen until March 18 at Event Cinemas in Manuka! The Festival features all the favourites, including 101 Dalmatians, Bambi, Dumbo and The Lion King. This weekend, Bambi will be screened! Tickets are just $8, so why not head along for some nostalgia and tunes!

February 14 – March 18

Event Cinemas, Manuka

Cost: $8



9 – Wrestleclash

Canberra’s been chosen to host this premier interactive event, set to make it’s return for one night only! Wrestleclash will aim to bring the very best of Australian wrestling under one roof, including a national championship match with Crofty and Elliot Sexton! This is an all-ages event.

March 3, 7pm-10pm

Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden

Cost: check website for details



8 - Final Charity Garage Sale

After 4 and a half years, the Charity Garage Sales are closing the door with a final sale this weekend! Find a bargain for all the family with a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items at reduced prices. All proceeds help fund projects in poor communities.

March 3, 8am-12pm

5 O’Grady Place, Wanniassa

Cost: pay for what your purchase!



7 - A Day at the Lake

A great chance for Canberrans to learn about the little things we can do to stay safe while having fun in the water! There’ll be live entertainment, face painting, jumping castles, a surf n slide, interactive water safety demonstrations, supervised free swim, BBQ lunch, free CPR awareness training, a water playzone, aqua aerobics, prizes and the Royal Life Saving ACT DUCK DERBY!

March 4, 10am-2pm

Lake Burley Griffin – Black Mountain Peninsula

Cost: free entry!



6 - Government House Open Day

Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family! Tour the historic Government House residence and have a picnic on the lawn. For those unable to make this one, a second Open Day is scheduled for the 6th of October!

March 3, 11am-2pm

Government House, Dunrossil Dr, Canberra

Cost: free!



5 - Chinese Lantern Festival

A true cultural experience – check out the Lantern Parade along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin! Take your own lantern or buy one there – there is judging for the best hand-made ones. There’ll also be performances by folk dancers, Lion Dance and martial arts. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening by the lake! In case of rain, the Festival will move to Lancaster Hall in Forrest.

March 3, 6pm-8:15pm

Beijing Garden, Flynn Dr, Yarralumla

Cost: free!



4 - Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

If you’re sad the Canberra Multicultural Festival is over, never fear, you can enjoy all the culture and vibrancy just across the border, at the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival! There’ll be a huge range of street food, live music, markets, cultural activities and the Kids Fringe Festival! You can even get a sneak peak of some of the acts at the Music by the River event on Saturday night!

March 4, 10am-4pm

Queanbeyan Town Park, Lowe St

Cost: free!



3 – Tuggeranong SES Unit Open Day

Help celebrate the grand opening of the new facility for the Tuggeranong SES Unit! It’ll be a family fun day filled with kids activities, trucks, food and the chance to learn more about how the SES work with all emergency services to keep the Canberra community safe!

March 3, 10am-2pm

51 Johnson Dr, Calwell

Cost: free!



2 - Goulburn Show

Roll up! Roll up! It’s show time! There’ll be something for everything with rides, side shows, showbags, pavilion entries, entertainment, displays, animals big and small and great food! Head along for a fun family day out while also supporting local businesses.

March 3, 9am-5pm & March 4, 9am-4pm

Goulburn Recreational Area Showground

Cost: Family $30 per day, Adult $15, Concession $5, Children 17 and under $5, preschool aged are free!



1 - Enlighten Festival

Enlighten transforms Canberra into a hive of activity with a jam-packed program of free and ticketed events! Visitors will see stunning large-scale projections on some of the capital’s iconic buildings, with roving entertainers, art installations, live music and dazzling performances. You can also get amongst all the deliciousness at the Night Noodles Markets, showcasing the best street food!

March 2 – 18

Various locations around Canberra

Cost: check website for details

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 24 & Sun 25

10) Three Sixty Fashion Market

Recycled, up-cycled, repurposed, locally designed, handmade, ethically produced, retro, vintage and just plain awesome – it’s all there! The market is all about fun and fashion that’s beautiful and ethical. Some stalls will sell designer brands while others will house vintage items you aren’t likely to find elsewhere! Mix and match fabulous creations from up-and-coming artists.

February 25, 10am-3pm

The Fitters Workshop, Wentworth Ave, Kingston

Cost: free entry!


9) Open Air Cinema

Enjoy a film under the stars with family or friends at the American Express Openair Cinemas at Patrick White Lawns! This weekend, ‘Darkest Hour’ will be screened. It’s the LAST weekend before the Cinema moves on, so make sure you check it out!

February 24, gates open at 6pm

Patrick White Lawns by the National Library

Cost: check website for details


8) Beer & Pooches at Capital Brewing Co

Dogs on the Run is holding another Beer & Pooches event at Capital Brewery to celebrate the last Sunday of summer! Enjoy a beer and Brodburger while your furry friend gets to socialise with other friendly pooches. A fun get-together for you and your four-legged friend!

February 25, 12pm-3pm

Capital Brewing Co, 1 Diary Road, Fyshwick

Cost: pay for what you purchase


7) Googong Community Garden Harvest Festival

The Googong Community Garden’s hosting a Harvest Festival to raise money to buy seeds and plant their autumn and winter crops! They grow produce to sell to the local community in a bid to get Googonians to eat more vegies and learn how to grow their own! You can buy produce like zucchinis, tomatoes, potatoes, corn, beans, peas, snow peas, lettuce and herbs! There’ll also be info sessions on propagating seeds, worm farming and what to plant now. Raffle prizes up for grabs too!

February 25, 9am-1pm

22 Helen Cct, Googong

Cost: check event for details


6) Summerfest

Check out Ginninderry’s family-friendly celebration of summer and local performing arts! Enjoy live music, dance and theatre performances from local artists Simone Penkethman, Ben Drysdale Band, Fan Dancers, PLAY The Dance Agency, Collective Theatre, With One Voice Ginninderry Choir and Twice the Spice. Take your own picnic or buy food and drinks there! Proceeds go to cancer patient support in the ACT.

February 24 from 5:30pm

90 Stockdill Drive, Holt

Cost: $5 entry fee or $15 for families. Children under 5 are free!


5) Canberra Miniature Railway’s First Ever Public Running Day

Check out the sensational new track in Symonston! Ride the trains on stage one of their much-improved miniature railway. The lovely ladies in the canteen will provide food and drinks, so bring the family and the picnic blanket for a great day out!

February 25 from 10:30am

Canberra Miniature Railway, Jerrabomberra Ave, Symonston

Cost: $3 per train ride


4) Canberra 2018 Gourmet Walk

A yearly event that provides participants with a chance to walk in and around Canberra’s iconic locations while making pit stops for the best in French cuisine, washed down with top local vintages. Hosted by the French Embassy, Alliance Francaise and the French Scout group, Eclaireurs de Canberra. Eat, drink and enjoy a cultural experience within just seven kilometres!

February 25, 10am-3pm

Start at Patrick White Terrasse, Lake Burley Griffin

Cost: check event for details


3) Tennis Carnivale

This is set to be a super fun afternoon with activities like ANZ Hotshots coaching for kids, Fitbit Cardio Tennis for adults, a speed serving competition, face painting, a BBQ, raffles and a DJ! Elsa from Frozen and Spiderman will be there – thanks to Enchanted Canberra. All attendees encouraged to dress up as Elsa or Spiderman! Proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Canberra.

February 24, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Pines Tennis Club, Corner of Goldstein Crescent & Norriss St, Chisholm

Cost: free entry!


2) Festival of the Face

Head along for a day of fun, celebration, art making, magic and cake! You can customise your own party hat, help the Portrait Gallery celebrate 20 years by making a birthday card, decorate the giant 5-tier cardboard birthday cake, paint water portraits, learn drawing techniques, draw to live music, watch Nomad the Magician perform magic tricks, get your face painted and more!

February 25, 11am-3pm

National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

Cost: free!


  • ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

Pig races, showbags, fairy floss and show dogs – it’s all happening at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show! All the favourites will be back, including the farmyard nursery, sideshow alley, rides, food and more! Peppa Pig will also make an appearance on the Saturday! Visitors are urged to plan their trip by checking out the entertainment program online. ACTION buses are helping show goers get to Exhibition Park during the day, with free evening shuttle services also on offer.

February 23 - 25

Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell

Cost: Gate ticket prices – Adult $30, Children/Concession/Student/Twilight Entry $18 & Family $72

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 17 & Sun 18 Feb

10 - The Queanbeyan Market

Check out the huge range of stallholders, mouth-watering food and giant board games! If you fancy yourself a bit of a wordsmith, take part in the giant Scrabble play off! Enjoy fresh produce, crafts, handmade goods, kids activities and more, with a focus on supporting regional farmers and local businesses.

February 18, 9am-1pm

Queanbeyan Town Park

Cost: free!


9 - Having A Baby In Canberra Expo

Meet and chat with local professionals! See what options and support is available for expectant parents, from planning your pregnancy through to being at home with your new baby, including where to have your baby.

February 17, 10am-3pm

“Brindabella Room” at the National Library

Cost: free!


8 – Canberra’s Biggest Fancy Dress Party

If you love dressing up, then this event is right up your alley! Celebrating German Fasching Carnival, there’ll be adult face painting, magicians, DJs mixing up a Euro Dance Party, German Beer, Schnapps, food and more! There’ll be prizes for best dressed too!

February 17, 7pm – 11:30pm

Harmonie German Club

Cost: $20


7 – Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight Tour

Local author and historian Nichole Overall leads you on a journey through the mysterious and historic backroads and byways of Queanbeyan. Hear stories of tragedy and mayhem, myth and murder, as well as ghost tales. Explore some of the city’s least seen locations and buildings after dark, including the most haunted building in Queanbeyan. You’ll also visit the oldest public cemetery in the region! Currently ranked the #1 thing to do in Queanbeyan on Trip Advisor!

February 17, 9pm – midnight

City of Queanbeyan

Cost: $60 (including supper)


6 - Cupid Undie Run

Be part of something great and join dozens of half-naked or fancy-dressed runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumour Foundation! Once you’ve completed the run, head back to the yacht club for food and drinks while enjoying the post run celebrations! There’ll be games, music, prizes for the highest fundraiser and best dressed, raffles and more!

February 18 from 10am

Southern Cross Yacht Club

Cost: $60


5 – Diner En Blanc

An elegant affair where thousands of people dressed in white all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space. The secret location is revealed at the last minute! Enjoy a night mingling with people from diverse backgrounds, with no disruptions! With a focus on the glamour of high French society, watch as passers-by look on with awe from afar!

February 17

Location: secret!

Cost: $58 + $12 membership


4 – Goulburn Rodeo

Celebrating 50 years, there’s heaps happening at the Goulburn Rodeo! There’ll be special performances, food and drinks as well as free camping! Help the organisers make this rodeo the best one yet, all while supporting the local community! Check out the open bull ride, saddle and bareback bronc rides.

February 17, gates open at 9am

Goulburn Showground

Cost: Adults $15, 7-16 yrs $10, Families $40, under 6 are free!


3 – Gunning Show

There’ll be heaps to see and do at the Gunning Show! It has an Emergency Services theme, celebrating a century of the RFS in Gunning. The kids will be kept busy with activities like a rock-climbing wall, patting paddock, balloon twisting, the Gecko Gang, candle rolling, face painting, novelty events, reptile shows and skateboard demonstrations! There’ll also be yard dog trials, horse competitions, a shearing competition, farmers challenge and more!

February 18, 9am-7pm

Gunning Showground

Cost: Family $25, Adults $10, Under 18’s $5, Pensioners $5, Parking $10


2 - Big Canberra Bike Ride

More than 1000 people will ride on Sunday in Canberra’s annual celebration of cycling! Participants will ride in 5km, 20km, 68km and 120km events. Family and friends can relax as they wait for their rider to cross the finish line, with plenty of food and family entertainment as well!

February 18, registrations 12pm-4pm on Saturday & from 6am Sunday, with entertainment from 10am

Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin

Cost: spectators are free!


1 - Multicultural Festival

One of Canberra’s biggest events is back this weekend – the Multicultural Festival! Over 200,000 people are expected to flock to Civic to enjoy the huge array of food and entertainment. Among the headliners – Leo Sayer, rapper Baker Boy, celebrity chef Poh and star of The Voice – Canberra’s Lucy Sugarman. There’s also a Children’s Sanctuary, street parade, live music and more!

February 16 – 19

In the centre of Civic

Cost: free!

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 10 & Sun 11 Feb

10 - Disney Sing Along Festival

Re-live your favourite Disney films on the big screen as part of the Disney Sing Along Festival! Warm up those vocal chords and sing to your hearts content. Films to be screened include The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beat, Frozen, Mary Poppins and Moana.

February 11, 18, 25 and March 4 & 11

Limelights Cinemas Tuggeranong

Cost: $8


9 - 2 hour Zumbathon

Show your support for a Canberra woman heading over to Russia for life-changing treatment for MS. Mary’s family’s raising money for her by holding a fun 2 hour zumbathon! Let’s help Mary get the treatment she needs!

February 10, 10:30am-12:30pm

St Francis Xavier College

Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door


8 - Fed Cup: Australia vs Ukraine

Australia will host Ukraine in the Fed Cup World Group II First Round on home soil this weekend, led by Captain Alicia Molik! Show your support for the green and gold as the nation’s top players battle it out for the win!

February 10 & 11

Canberra Tennis Centre

Cost: Single Day Pass – Adult $45, Concession $36, Children $15, Family $107

Two day package – Adult $80, Concession $63, Children $25, Family $186


7 – Yass Pool Party & Dive in Movie

Head along to Yass Pool for a fun filled family day! Inflatable obstacle courses will be set up in the pool from 10:30am. A dive in movie – Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 – will be on the big screen at sunset. A BBQ will be running all day, plus the pool canteen.

February 10, 10:30am – 10:30pm

Yass Swimming Pool

Cost: normal pool entry fees apply


6 - Raiders Meet the Players Day

The ultimate day for green machine fans to get amongst it! Watch the guys train, score some autographs and chat to your favourite players! The Gecko Gang will also be there, with face painting, tattoos and balloons. Guests are also encouraged to stay to watch the Raiders junior rep fixtures!

February 10 from 9:30am

Raiders Belconnen, 155 Hardwick Cres, Holt

Cost: free!


5 – Untapped Festival

The George Harcourt Inn is celebrating all things beer and music this weekend! On the main stage, you’ll hear tunes from awesome acts like Thirsty Merc, James Southwell Band, Marji Curran and heaps of other local support acts. Each of their hand-picked craft breweries will set up shop in the carpark to serve you tasty creations all day AND you’ll be fed by the custom-built George Harcourt food truck!

February 10 from 11am

The George Harcourt Inn

Cost: $48


4 - Open Air Cinemas

Enjoy a film under the stars with family or friends at the American Express Openair Cinemas at Patrick White Lawns! This weekend, ‘Coco’ and ‘All the Money in the World’ will be screened. The fun continues till February 25, so plenty of opportunity to get down there and check it out!

Jan 11 – Feb 25

Patrick White Lawns by the National Library. Entry via Parkes Place W

Cost: check website for details


3 - Lifeline Bookfair

Check out the over a quarter of a million items up for grabs at bargain prices at the Lifeline Bookfair! There’s books, DVD’s, magazines, puzzles, games, vinyl records, CD’s, sheet music, comics, maps and more! They also have a Family Day on the Saturday will plenty of fun for the kiddies! All money raised goes to Lifeline Canberra’s crisis support service.

February 9 – 11

Exhibition Park

Cost: entry by gold coin donation


2 - Canberra Food & Wine Expo

A 3-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet! Check out the free cooking demonstrations from MKR celebrities plus local talent. Enjoy a modern dining experience with more MKR favourites with a delicious 6-course degustation menu!

February 9 – 11

National Convention Centre

Cost: Day pass $25, 3 Day Pass $50


1 - ActewAGL Canberra Classic

A chance to see some of the country's best female golfers in action at the ActewAGL Canberra Classic Women's Golf Tournament at the Royal Canberra Golf Club! Some international stars will also be there, including the niece of Tiger Woods, all competing for the $150,000 prize.

February 9 – 11

Royal Canberra Golf Club, Yarralumla

Cost: One Day Pass $15, Three Day Pass $40

Top 10 Things to do in Canberra Sat 3 & Sun 4 Feb

10 - Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club Tennis Festival

Experience the 2018 Summer of Tennis at the Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club Tennis Festival on Saturday! There’ll be free trial lessons for adults and kids of all ages, cardio tennis trial sessions, activity stations for 3-6 year olds, speed serve, prizes, giveaways, a jumping castle, face painting, a BBQ, music and more!

Saturday February 3, 1pm-4pm

100 Campbell St, Queanbeyan

Cost: free!


9 - World Wetlands Day Celebrations

Head along to Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an exciting and fun-filled open day to celebrate World Wetlands Day! There’ll be a huge variety of stalls and activities for the family like ranger guided walks, kids activities, reptile displays, art exhibitions, Indigenous cultural activities, food, drinks and more!

Saturday February 3, 4pm – 8pm

Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Diary Road, Fyshwick

Cost: entry by gold coin donation with most activities free of charge


8 – Subsdance Open Day

Ever wanted to learn to dance? It’s a great way to make new friends, get fit, learn something new and have fun! Subsdance Dance Studio in Kingston is putting on an Open Day, showcasing all the styles they offer with half hour classes back to back from 10am. And better yet, it’s FREE! Styles range from samba to dancehall to hip hop to contemporary. There’s something for everyone! Those who enrol on the day get 15{574d531d5fc467f25e34179971194f57f82ed0fcc8bb5ce3f07badc5570e102e} off their term fees!

Saturday February 3, 10am-2:30pm

Subsdance Dance Studio, The Cusacks Centre, Level 1, 27-29 Eyre St, Kingston

Cost: free!


7 – Summer Sounds

Relax in the Botanical Gardens with a picnic and live music! There’ll be an outdoor concert, street stalls to buy dinner and drinks, or you can pack your own food and picnic blanket! Gypsy Jazz Project will play as the sun goes down on Saturday, with the Royal Military Band of Duntroon performing on Sunday. Jumptown Swing will also lead dance workshops on the lawn at 5pm and during intermission!

Saturday February 3 & Sunday February 4, 5pm-7:30pm

Eucalypt Lawn, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton

Cost: $2-$5, under 12’s free.


6 - Brumbies Meet the Players Day / Brumbies vs Rebels trial match

Meet the players along with Brumby Jack before they take to the field for their big trial match at Seiffert Oval! All the players will be at the Meet the Players Day, with fun activities for kids like the HART sport tackle zone, an obstacle course, kids zone and jumping castle. Junior Rugby Associations will also be there with info on the 2018 season. Then just hours later, watch the BRUMBIES begin their pre-season preparations against the Rebels in Queanbeyan in what’s sure to be an entertaining match!

Meet the Players Day: Saturday February 3, 10:30am-12pm at Brumbies Rugby, University Drive, Bruce

Trial match: Saturday February 3, 4pm-8:30pm at Seiffert Oval, Thurralilly St, Queanbeyan East

Cost: general admission $15


5 - Bungendore Hoedown / Bungendore Country Music Muster

Get your hat and boots ready for the Bungendore Hoedown! There’ll be live music, bush dancing, line dancing, face painting, gumboot toss, tug of war, jumping castle, cowboy boot and hat comp, a flash mob, sausage sizzle and more!

Saturday February 3, 12pm-2pm at Anglican Church Paddock, Gibraltar St, Bungendore. Cost: free!

Then you can head right on over to the Bungendore Country Music Muster! Some of Australia’s best bush balladeers will be performing with the annual Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballard Awards presentation on the Saturday night!

Saturday February 3 from 9am till Sunday February 4 at 6pm at Bungendore Showgrounds.

Cost: $30 per person each day. Under 15’s free!


4 – Sundaze at Canberra Olympic Pool

Everyone is welcome! Relax by the pool with live music and DJ’s every Sunday afternoon in February at Canberra Olympic Pool! There’ll also be an inflatable and jumping castles for the kiddies.

Sunday February 4, 2pm

Canberra Olympic Pool, Corner of Allara St & Constitution Ave, Civic

Cost: Adult $6.50, Concession $4.70, Pension $4


3 - 4WD Spectacular

If you love your 4WD’s, then this event is right up your alley. Check out over 140 exhibitor stands, two days of seminars and demonstrations, a famous new vehicle test track and amusements for the kids. Raising funds for local charities.

Saturday February 3, 8:30am-5pm & Sunday February 4, 8:30am-4pm

Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Ave, Gunning

Cost: $15 per person, children under 16 free, pension/concession $10


2 - Openair Cinemas

Enjoy a film under the stars with family or friends at the American Express Openair Cinemas at Patrick White Lawns! This weekend, ‘Downsizing’ and ‘Jumanjij: Welcome to the Jungle’ will be screened. The fun continues till February 25, so plenty of opportunity to get down there and check it out!

Jan 11 – Feb 25

Patrick White Lawns by the National Library. Entry via Parkes Place W

Cost: check website for details


1 - Googfest

A free live music event of Googonian proportions! The stars will shine over Rockley Oval as house music dynamo The Aston Shuffle headline the big night of music and fun! Enjoy supporting performances by Sophie Edwards, Ned Philpot, Mondecreen and the Baker Boys Band. Take a picnic rug and settle in for a night of free live music under the stars. There’ll also be plenty of delicious goodies at the international food stalls on site. Stay for the big fireworks finale!

Saturday February 3, 5pm-9pm. Get there early!

Rockley Oval, Rockley Parade, Googong

Cost: free!